lundi, novembre 07, 2005

knitting fever

While France is rioting (yes, apparently it hit Caen as well but not in centre ville where I live) I decided to knit.

For those of you who don't know me I got addicted to knitting when I first came to France to study abroad. I had wayyyy too much time on my hands and a friend of mine taught me. I guess she taught me and I went home and continued, somewhere in that period of a few hours I re-taught myself in my own manner... ie I don't use either traditional method of knitting, I use the Karina Method. And I don't know how to read patterns or do anything fancy but I like to create my own but just fudging things a bit.

My new project is felting. When my mom sent me some lovely 100% wool I decided to give it a go and try and make a little handbag. Threw it in the wash today when doing my laundry (I forgot and now all my whites are actually a really nice silvery color... opps) but the bag turned out very cute! I'm happy with the results. The only additions needed are a button to close it and handles to find. I'd like to go with black ribbon handles but I'm not sure if they will be strong enough. I need to do a bit of shopping for that. But in the meantime I thought I'd share the before and after pictures with you.

I put my mesuring tape next to them so you could see how much its changed (and for me to remember for next time). I think it turned out really cute and I can't wait to finish it off!

Let me know what you think! I want your comments! :)

4 commentaires:

Katia a dit…

Hoorah for knitting! Nice job on the felting - I am yet to see if my machine will do it correctly :)

Karina a dit…

Thanks! Its a fun experiment! I just used the machine at the lavomatique so go figure :) I bet your machine could handle it.

Brittany a dit…

I'm thinking of felting a hat... how much does it shrink, about? It's hard to tell from the pictures.

Karina a dit…

thats why i put the ruler next to it! ;) silly.